“We Teach Girls to Shrink Themselves…”

When Beyoncé’s fifth self-titled album was released, everyone raged about the song “flawless.” As a lover of music, I couldn’t resist a listen but try as I might, I couldn’t get past the “bow down b*****” part of the song so I left it alone. I figured each to his own. And so it was…

Women@Work: Empowerment is a Two-Way Street

“As women must be more empowered at work, men must be more empowered at home. I have seen so many women inadvertently discourage their husbands from doing their share by being too controlling or critical. Social scientists call this “maternal gatekeeping” which is a fancy term for “Ohmigod, that’s not the way you do it!…

Are You the Flea in the Lidded Jar? Am I?

“You have to aspire to something so great that you have to have God’s help.” ~ Steve Harvey I am planning for 2019 and in so doing, I have heeded to oft-repeated call to set goals so big that they frighten me. The trouble is this… they frighten me. I am genuinely afraid. Afraid of…

Women@Work: “Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder”

“Careers are a jungle gym not a ladder” ~ Sheryl Sandberg I love reading and I am currently re-reading “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg. I rushed through it last year or so and there is only so much justice you can do to a book when you are pregnant and tired. One of the things…

The Smart Money Woman By Arese Ugwu

“Broke means, if you lost your primary source of income today, you wouldn’t be able to maintain the lifestyle you have become accustomed to because you have no assets to rely on.” – The Smart Money Woman, Arese Ugwu.  I have really been working hard to become financially literate. According to Wikipedia, “Financial literacy is the…